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Courtesy of the Minnesota DNR   Seven new Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) conservation officers (COs) are on the job following 16 weeks of field training. “These officers were recently added to the ‘thin green line’ sworn to uphold the laws and regulations that defend our natural resources,” said Col. Jim Konrad, DNR Enforcement [...]

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Courtesy of the Minnesota DNR   The Minnesota Court of Appeals rejected a request for a preliminary injunction that would have stopped the state’s inaugural wolf hunting and trapping season, Oct. 10. The planned wolf hunting and trapping seasons will now proceed as planned this fall and winter. Consistent with state law, the Minnesota Department [...]

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Courtesy of the Minnesota DNR   A flurry of reports of hunter trespass on private property ranging from Bemidji to Rochester to Hibbing to Marshall was reported during Minnesota’s 2012 pheasant opener, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). With the firearm deer season getting under way Nov. 3, the DNR reminds hunters [...]

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Courtesy of the Minnesota DNR   Minnesota’s firearm deer hunting season gets under way Nov. 3. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds hunters to follow the rules. According to Col. Jim Konrad, DNR Enforcement Division director, most hunters are law abiding, but there are common hunting violations that occur every year. Konrad said [...]

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Courtesy of the Minnesota DNR   The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) urges deer hunters to make safety their first priority when Minnesota’s firearm deer season opens Nov. 3 by taking the time now to plan for a safe and successful hunt. There are many considerations to take into account before the opening morning, [...]

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Courtesy of the Minnesota DNR   The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, has a program that allows Minnesota deer hunters to donate deer carcasses to food shelves and feeding programs. This program provides an excellent source of protein to people in need while helping reduce local [...]

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Courtesy of the Minnesota DNR   The conservation contributions of the late Dr. Don McMillan were memorialized Oct. 6 during a dedication in his honor at the Dishpan Wildlife Management Area (WMA) near Dora Lake in northern Itasca County. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) honored the former Mendota Heights resident by dedicating waterfowl [...]

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Courtesy of the Minnesota DNR   As a safety precaution, recreational use of off-highway vehicles (OHV) will be restricted in some areas during the upcoming firearms deer hunting season, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Vehicles affected by the restrictions include all-terrain vehicles, off-highway motorcycles and registered off-road vehicles such as four-wheel [...]

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Courtesy of the Minnesota DNR   Participants in Minnesota’s firearm deer season will be greeted with new penalties for baiting violations when they go afield Nov. 3. “It seems that every year our officers are spending more and more time responding to complaints about baiting or discovering it while on patrol,” said Lt. Col. Rodmen [...]

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